3D Laparoscopy

Conventional laparoscopic camera consists of a 2-Dimensional (2D) system and although there is improvement in graphics from high definition (HD) system, there is still a lack of depth and spatial perception. There is much training needed to master laparoscopic techniques as there is a need to interpret secondary spatial cues such as shadow and motion parallax. 3-Dimensional (3D) systems may potentially improve laparoscopic training by eliminating the need to overcome the loss of stereoscopic vision. Given the limiting working hours by Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 3D system may potentially reduce time and improve the laparoscopic skills training of residents. The aim of our study is to assess the benefit of 3D system in the training of laparoscopic skills.